October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This deadly disease not only affects women, but some men are susceptible to it as well, although it is rare. Breast cancer is a group of malignant tumors that begins in the cells of the breast and can be categorized by type of cells and size. This disease is known as the second leading cause of death among women.
Learn more about early detection, diagnosis, treatment, stages and other facts by visiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. Here you will find various educational programs to help spread the word about the services and importance of early detection. For additional information about mammograms or how you can get involved, check out the American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org/.
Please share a tribute in our comment section to any breast cancer survivor or in memory of someone you love who succumbed to this horrifying disease. You’ll never walk alone.